Mars, Incorporated which is a candy company based in Virginia spends millions each year on flavonol research. Pharmaceutical companies have been contacted to license drugs using synthesized cocoa flavonol molecules. Cocoa based prescription drugs could possible help diabetes, dementia and other diseases; this is according to researchers funded by Mars at Harvard, the University of California and several European universities. http://attackonamericain2001.com Theobromine, a substance in chocolate, has been found to be effective at treating persistent coughing, nearly 1/3 more effective than codeine which is the leading cough medicine. The throat also seems to be soothed and moistened by the chocolate. While there is no positive proof that chocolate is an aphrodisiac, it as been identified as one in romantic lore for centuries. The feeling causing the belief in chocolate as an aphrodisiac is most commonly associated with the simple pleasure of eating chocolate and may have created the myth. Serotonin which is one of the chemicals in chocolate, especially phenethylamine, does act as a mild sexual stimulant. http://attackonamericain2001.com The belief has existed for years that eating chocolate causes acne, while in reality chocolate is high in anti-oxidants which creates a better complexion. In experiments subjects were fed chocolate or a bar with equal amounts of fat, sugar etc. and found that consumption of chocolate had no effect on the development of acne. It was shown that women who drink 3 or mores glasses of milk per day were 22% more likely to develop severe acne than women who drank less milk, therefore, chocolate bars with milk may contribute to this belief. It is not the chocolate but the milk it is mixed with that may lead to acne. http://attackonamericain2001.com Chocolate is believed to act as an antiseptic, diuretic and pilatory and has been used to treat many illnesses including; burns, coughs, listlessness, pregnancy and even snake bite. Chocolate stimulates the heart, kidneys and the muscles and can relieve the congestion of a cold by opening the bronchial passages of the lungs. Thank you, http://attackonamericain2001.com
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